In Guinea-Bissau, MV-vaccinated children had a 70% lower mortality rate than did MV-unvaccinated children. The reality about vaccines is complex and nuanced, and simplifying it is devastating for science.
“An increasingly de-politicised global health narrative fails to challenge the root causes of inequalities and poses a major challenge to achieving health equity (11).”
During our time in Sri Lanka, my research group and I wanted to explore the Sri Lankan health care system’s approach to dengue control, with the main focus on identifying ways the surveillance system could be improved.
By decreasing the legitimacy of social discrimination against people who identify as LGBTQIA, India can hope to see positive effects on health and equality.
Broniatowski and colleagues consider that the vaccine debate has been “weaponized”. Yet this is not only a political weapon, but one whose casualties can be counted in vaccine-preventable deaths.
The global burden of measles and the influence of the anti-vaccine movement
“Technology advances at exponential rates, and human institutions and societies do not. They adapt at much slower rates. Those gaps get wider and wider.” Mitch Kapor
By Sinéad O’Ferrall (@SineadOFGH) Diseases can often be stomach turning, but for most people nothing…
By Sinéad O’Ferrall (@SineadOFGH) We have so many effective vaccines against such a wide…
by Line Bager (@lbager87) On the 11th of November 2014, the London School of Hygiene…